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Forum: Road Cycling
10-22-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 573
Posted By Rides4Beer

I wouldn't drill my own holes, I want to keep my...

I wouldn't drill my own holes, I want to keep my teeth, but maybe that's just me? :p

Having two similar failures setting up tubeless, I would just run them with clinchers and call it good. But I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,940
Posted By Rides4Beer

I could have, but then I'd have to deal with...

I could have, but then I'd have to deal with SRAM's crappy shifting and drivetrain noise. :lol: I'm probably a Shimano fanboy, but it just works, reliably and quietly. Life is too short to worry...
10-21-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 405
Posted By Rides4Beer

One size fits all, only if you don't care about...

One size fits all, only if you don't care about how it fits. Buy gear that is sized properly, problem solved. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 2,940
Posted By Rides4Beer

Riding over 10,000 miles/year and going through a...

Riding over 10,000 miles/year and going through a rear shift cable every 3k miles convinced me to go di2, I'll never go back. Absolutely worth it for me. I don't even use synchro shift or any of the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 667
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not a huge fan of that colorway, but yellow tape...

Not a huge fan of that colorway, but yellow tape would look better, imo.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 26,896
Views: 16,945,900
Posted By Rides4Beer

I wasn't sure on the gold, they came that way...

I wasn't sure on the gold, they came that way since I won them, but I like the way it looks! Might do some Supacaz gold star tape, and maybe a gold/black chain, just to add a couple more small gold...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-14-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26,896
Views: 16,945,900
Posted By Rides4Beer

If I ride the gravel tires on the road, it still...

If I ride the gravel tires on the road, it still counts, right? Not sure I want to ride my road wheels again, this setup is fast and comfortable and can go anywhere. :love:
...
10-13-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 3,153
Views: 2,706,479
Posted By Rides4Beer

New wheels. :D ...

New wheels. :D

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10-13-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By Rides4Beer

Picked up the Boyd Pinnacle carbon wheelset that...

Picked up the Boyd Pinnacle carbon wheelset that I won, looking forward to breaking them in proper! My first hookless wheelset, had no issues mounting up the 38mm Pathfinder Pros. I really liked the...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-12-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,054
Posted By Rides4Beer

Never, SPDs. :thumb:

Never, SPDs. :thumb:
10-11-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By Rides4Beer

Got my Thomson X4 stem and carbon bars installed,...

Got my Thomson X4 stem and carbon bars installed, they’re beautiful pieces, and dropped 100g over the stock bars (stems were the same weight).

Found out that I won a set of Boyd Pinnacle carbon...
10-07-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 679,493
Posted By Rides4Beer

With her gravel shoes on, and after Saturday's...

With her gravel shoes on, and after Saturday's race. :D
...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-07-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,149
Posted By Rides4Beer

My new Revolt in Rosewood. It does a purple/brown...

My new Revolt in Rosewood. It does a purple/brown flip depending on the light/angle. Long live glossy/metallic paintjobs!! :thumb:

...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-06-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,920
Posted By Rides4Beer

Def check out Light Bicycle, had a set, they were...

Def check out Light Bicycle, had a set, they were great. Farsports gets good reviews too. Be prepared to wait to get them, but if you're not in a rush, they're a great value.

Boyd wheels has a...
10-05-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By Rides4Beer

It's mostly the angle of the picture, it's pretty...

It's mostly the angle of the picture, it's pretty straight, maybe just a hair downward if I were to put a level on it. No pressure issues tho, it's comfortable for me.

Turns out my math was...
10-05-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup! Probably the toughest race of the series,...

Yup! Probably the toughest race of the series, imo. That second loop was brutal (I've done those climbs before, but never twice in a single ride, much less twice as hard as I can lol). The bike...
10-01-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By Rides4Beer

The 42mm Pathfinders measure out a lil over 44mm...

The 42mm Pathfinders measure out a lil over 44mm on 23c rims, with plenty of room left. I thought about getting a set of 650Bs, but I don't think I'll need more tire than this. lol But the Revolt...
09-30-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By Rides4Beer

2021 Giant Revolt Advanced - GRX & it's lighter!

Picked up my 2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 2 last week, absolutely love it! Didn't have any doubts, since I loved my 2019 Revolt Advanced 2. lol

But there have def been some changes, first off, they...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-28-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 26,896
Views: 16,945,900
Posted By Rides4Beer

Technically it's a gravel bike, but it has no...

Technically it's a gravel bike, but it has no problems pulling double duty with a second wheelset. 2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 2 in Rosewood. :thumb:
(steerer is getting trimmed this week lol)
...
09-28-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 1,582
Views: 679,493
Posted By Rides4Beer

2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 2. Loved my 2019...

2021 Giant Revolt Advanced 2. Loved my 2019 Revolt so much, I bought another one! Was supposed to be upgraded to GRX di2, but the parts are delayed, so I'll ride it with the mech GRX (which is still...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-23-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 996
Posted By Rides4Beer

Def don't need to spend that much, unless you...

Def don't need to spend that much, unless you want new of course. There are some used Felt ARs out there pretty reasonably priced, it's at the top of the list for aero bikes, only 2w behind the...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 12:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,932
Posted By Rides4Beer

Nope, I have a wahoo, but even having to go into...

Nope, I have a wahoo, but even having to go into the sensor info is better than the blinking lights on the junction box. It would be really nice if Wahoo would incorporate that into the battery page,...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,932
Posted By Rides4Beer

I agree with psimet, the biggest thing I like...

I agree with psimet, the biggest thing I like about it is seeing the battery level on my computer. :beer:

Could take or leave the other features, changing screens sounds neat, but I found I rarely...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,105
Posted By Rides4Beer

Because people who have ridden more miles than...

Because people who have ridden more miles than we've been alive (still trying to figure out the conversion factor for that!), are very concerned about what other people are doing on their bikes!!...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-22-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,004
Posted By Rides4Beer

You've ridden more than 45 miles, nice job. Keep...

You've ridden more than 45 miles, nice job. Keep up the good work, you'll get there. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 6,004
Posted By Rides4Beer

You spend way too much time worrying about what...

You spend way too much time worrying about what other people are doing, just ride your bike. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 669
Posted By Rides4Beer

Have no idea about UCI rules, but they're...

Have no idea about UCI rules, but they're guaranteed to save you .01 watt by holding down the straps. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,122
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, def ugly, SRAM batteries are a close second....

Yup, def ugly, SRAM batteries are a close second. :thumb:
09-18-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,928
Posted By Rides4Beer

Absolutely, I've dropped some weight from a...

Absolutely, I've dropped some weight from a recent high volume training block, while eating everything that wasn't bolted down. :lol:

I was referring to losing large amounts of weight in a short...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-18-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 8,644
Posted By Rides4Beer

It always amazes me how much people care about...

It always amazes me how much people care about what other people are doing. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
09-17-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 752
Posted By Rides4Beer

Not sure those two bikes are really comparable,...

Not sure those two bikes are really comparable, but I'd still go with the Giant, better warranty, disc brakes, looks better (subjective). +1 for never having heard of the other brand. There are...
09-14-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,803
Posted By Rides4Beer

I road bike my Revolt and love it! Def 2x for...

I road bike my Revolt and love it! Def 2x for dual purpose use, I can spin the 48t to 35mph, and have plenty of lowend with the 32-34 for climbing.

As for the Defy, it can do some gravel, but the...
09-14-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,043
Posted By Rides4Beer

If gravel riding is slow and boring, then that's...

If gravel riding is slow and boring, then that's your fault. I've felt more exhilaration (and fear! lol) on gravel then I ever have on the road. :thumb:
09-11-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,030
Posted By Rides4Beer

Yup, sold the road bike, using the gravel bike...

Yup, sold the road bike, using the gravel bike with a second wheelset for road use. I'll prob end up with a road bike again, but for now the Revolt is a solid quiver killer for me. :thumb:
...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-10-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,537
Posted By Rides4Beer

Can't help you, I absolutely love my di2 and disc...

Can't help you, I absolutely love my di2 and disc brakes, I'll never go back. :thumb:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 473
Posted By Rides4Beer

800 is Ultegra level and 700 is 105 level, they...

800 is Ultegra level and 700 is 105 level, they just don't label them that way. But yeah, the only difference is weight.
08-31-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 740
Posted By Rides4Beer

I think it's just due to the nature of dry/dusty...

I think it's just due to the nature of dry/dusty gravel roads, I've found the same thing. I'll use wet lube if it's really dry out, for the same reason, end up with chain/gear grinding half way...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-31-20, 09:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 2,647
Posted By Rides4Beer

Don't be surprised if you don't notice a huge...

Don't be surprised if you don't notice a huge difference. Wheels don't make as big of a difference as marketing would have you believe. That being said, I love getting new wheels. :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By Rides4Beer

I couldn't care less about what the pros are...

I couldn't care less about what the pros are doing, riding, using, etc. I don't have a car following me with spare wheels/bikes/parts. I need my gear to be reliable day in and day out, not just for...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-30-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,490
Posted By Rides4Beer

No experience with TCs, but I run GP5000s with...

No experience with TCs, but I run GP5000s with Silca latex tubes and the ride and handling is fantastic, and not a single puncture this year (over 8,000 miles so far). :thumb:
08-27-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By Rides4Beer

From what I've read, the calipers are the same,...

From what I've read, the calipers are the same, just rebadged. so the improvement would have to be in the levers/modulation. I've read that 105 and Ultegra calipers are actually the same, 105 is...
08-24-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 306
Posted By Rides4Beer

Love my gravel bike on the road, geo is perfect,...

Love my gravel bike on the road, geo is perfect, very stable and comfortable. I think most people could be perfectly happy on a gravel bike with two wheelsets. :beer:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-24-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,149
Posted By Rides4Beer

Matte black has it's place, on a hotrod, on a...

Matte black has it's place, on a hotrod, on a bike it's just boring. Especially when you can have colors like this. :thumb:
...
08-22-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,213
Posted By Rides4Beer

OP, I wouldn't run tubes, especially on gravel....

OP, I wouldn't run tubes, especially on gravel. But as others have mentioned, it sounds like they didn't do a very good job taping the rims, or maybe didn't put enough sealant in. I've retaped two...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,683
Posted By Rides4Beer

I go with option #4...

I go with option #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) and I get the color I want, with the groupset I want. Which is exactly what I'm doing, ordered a bike with the...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-21-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 4,333
Posted By Rides4Beer

You are cracking me up with the hater stuff....

You are cracking me up with the hater stuff. :lol: They're called opinions, and especially when it comes to aesthetics, they will always vary.

Yup, one big battery, that I don't have to see or...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-19-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,975
Posted By Rides4Beer

Keep in mind, that even if the pedestrian is...

Keep in mind, that even if the pedestrian is wearing headphones, it is still your responsibility, as the faster person/vehicle that is passing, to pass safely. If that means slowing down, even to a...
08-19-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By Rides4Beer

Good call, it's a great bike! FYI, the 2021...

Good call, it's a great bike! FYI, the 2021 frames are di2 compatible, if you want to upgrade in the future (19/20 frames were not, had to either open the hole or splice a wire, neither options I was...
08-17-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 897
Posted By Rides4Beer

For the groupset, roughly. Working with the LBS...

For the groupset, roughly. Working with the LBS on an upgrade package, we'll see what the options look like. Several reviews have said that the GRX di2 shifters are the best of any groupset, from any...
08-17-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,546
Posted By Rides4Beer

Specialized is def proud of their bikes, they're...

Specialized is def proud of their bikes, they're good, but I don't think they're worth a grand more.

I have a 2019 Revolt Advanced 2 and love it. It's comfortable, stable, well geared for on and...
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